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The Man Behind the Shield 

Coulson and the team engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game as they work to rescue Director Mace, who is fighting for his life.

Director:

Wendey Stanzler

Writers:

Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Clark Gregg ... Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen ... Melinda May
Chloe Bennet ... Daisy 'Skye' Johnson
Iain De Caestecker ... Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge ... Jemma Simmons
Henry Simmons ... Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie
John Hannah ... Holden Radcliffe
Mallory Jansen ... Aida
Zach McGowan ... Anton Ivanov
Jason O'Mara ... Jeffrey Mace
Maximilian Osinski ... Agent Davis
Stivi Paskoski ... Lead SVR Agent
Alexander Chernyshev ... Russian Thug
Frederick Lawrence ... Guard
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Coulson and the team engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game as they work to rescue Director Mace, who is fighting for his life.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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Re-watch thoughts
3 April 2019 | by noorea-85147See all my reviews

Another great episode, I remember at first I felt the superior was a lame villain, but this episode kinda makes it seem intentional, as Coulson ridicules him for his conspiracy theories. and considering where his character goes from here I think it all works. I loved the flashbacks in this episode, even though they aren't as effective as other flashbacks the show has done, they are really fun. The episode ends on a huge cliffhanger, setting the stage for arguable the best episode of the show! on re-watch I noticed a lot of the details I missed the first time about how certain events took place. the whole thing is subtle and the clues are all there. this is one episode that really demonstrate the writers willingness to trust the audience to pick up clues and not feel the need to explian every detail for us.


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